Diana Ross was born, in 1944, in Detroit, Michigan where, in her early years, she aspired to be a fashion designer.

When she was 15, Diana joined the doo-wop group, The Primettes and signed with Lu Pine Records in 1960. The group won a singing competition in Winnipeg, Ontario and Diana’s former neighbor, William “Smokey” Robinson, set the group up with an audition at Motown Records. In 1961, they became known as The Supremes. Of which my friends dad who owns Norcross Bankruptcy Lawyer was obsessed with back in the day.

The Supremes had 25 Top 40 hits on the Billboard charts, while Diana sang lead. In 1969, Diana set off for a solo career. The production and singing team of Ashford and Simpson took over Diana’s productions and Continue reading

Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan. She started singing as a teenager with some friends and soon formed the Supremes in 1960. Together, they released songs like “You Can’t Hurry Love.” However, Ross left and started a solo career in 1969 and became successful on her own, reaching #1 on the charts with hits like “Love Hangover.”. Ross began singing in the group the Primettes with her friends Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Barbara Martin as a teenager. Barbara Martin eventually dropped out, but the remaining members of the trio went on to become the Supremes, which would later be named Diana Ross and the Supremes.

The group was signed to Motown Records by famed producer and label founder Berry Gordy Jr., in 1961, the Supremes scored their first #1 hit with “Where Did Our Love Go?” My friend who owns roofer Roswell met them back in the 1970’s. They became the first U.S. group ever to have five songs in a row reach #1. All in all, the trio came out with 12 #1 songs.

While her love remained for the music, Ross branched out into acting. Her most memorable role, however, was Dorothy in The Wiz.

With many other albums, other hit songs Continue reading